It may be a little hard to find since it’s a couple of blocks off of Danville’s square, but the Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery is worth looking for. The welcoming staff of this family business make you feel as comfortable as the warm buttery yellow walls and stone fireplace of the old renovated house that serves as the cafe. And their mission, “…to provide a bite of something local, fresh, and simply decadent,” couldn’t describe the food better.
That could have been enough breakfast, but my taste buds wouldn’t let me stop there. Since I already had a sweet pastry, I passed up the Cinnamon Roll French Toast and the Butter Pecan Waffle, and ordered the “Choose Two” instead, half a breakfast sandwich (egg, cheddar and your choice of meat on fresh baked Honey Oat or Wheat Nut toast) and a choice of fresh fruit, oatmeal or roasted potatoes. Feeling the sudden need to watch my calories, I went with the fresh fruit. The half sandwich turned out to be as large as some of the full-size sandwiches I’ve had, and the fresh fruit wasn’t your standard melon and grape combination. It must have had every fresh fruit available at that time of year: apples, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries and more.
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I was tempted to take home breads or desserts from the bakery, too.
The Bread Basket Café & Bakery, owned by the Sextons, opened in Danville six years ago when the business outgrew its original location in a nearby community after just a couple of years. And it’s no wonder, since they not only serve fresh, tasty food, but also have impeccable service. Several of the Sexton family members work in the café, and the love and pride of the business comes through with small town friendliness shown to the customers who walk through the door, whether regulars or first timers.
Breads, scones, pies, cakes and soups are made daily, and they use as much locally sourced ingredients as possible. How local? The Bread Basket booth at the local farmer’s market, where they sell breads and fresh made granola, is right next to the booth of their honey supplier.
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The Bread Basket Café & Bakery, open for breakfast and lunch, is located at 46 South Tennessee Street, Danville, Indiana, about 20 miles west of Indianapolis.
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Disclosures: My breakfast at the Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery was part of a visit to Hendricks County hosted by Visit Hendricks County. My meal was complimentary, but any opinions expressed in this article are my own.
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